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Bemerton man gets 20 months for city robbery

Matthew Derrick, aged 32, of Pullman Drive, Bemerton Heath, appeared at Salisbury Crown Court for sentencing today and jailed for 20 months after pleading guilty to the robbery of 74-year-old woman in Salisbury. During the robbery, on the morning March 8 last year,...

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Move to oust party politics from local councils

As Dorset county moves from separate district councils to a combined unitary authority, prospective candidates are being urged to stand in the May elections. A new group of independents,  ALL for Dorset, is looking for non-party political candidates for the unitary,...

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Cricket courses for all ages

South Wilts CC is running cricket opportunities in 2019. Winter U9 Cricket Course  The course introduces children to cricket with a firm emphasis on keeping the game ‘fun’, involving fielding, batting and bowling, group coaching, and cricket games. The course is open...

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Racing resumes after horse flu scare

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) suspended all horseracing in the UK from  February 7 until tomorrow, February 13, until further test results were in and with strict biosecurity controls. Many horses were swabbed and results analysed by the Animal Health Trust....

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Growing up with former PM Harold Wilson

Professor Robin Wilson and his wife Joy are reminiscing about life with former Prime Minister Harold Wilson. ‘All Bloody Facts, No Bloody Vision: Growing Up with Harold Wilson’ is the title of their talk in the Lecture Hall, Salisbury Museum on March 27, 7.30pm. Using...

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PJ masks comes to Old George Mall

Catboy and Owlette are coming to Old George Mall for fans to meet their PJ Masks heroes in person at half term. Youngsters are in for a treat at Old George Mall, the Salisbury shopping destination, when PJ Masks characters, Catboy and Owlette are in town. They will...

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Plan ’violates four core policies’

Violating four Wiltshire Council core planning policies and lack of clarity about the master plan were given as reasons for opposing a planning application for 30-36 Fisherton Street, recently vacated by the British Heart Foundation and the Original Factory Shop....

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Alan Power talks at Shaftesbury Abbey Museum

In March, Shaftesbury Abbey Museum welcomes gardener and broadcaster Alan Power, who gives a richly-illustrated spring lecture on gardens that he loves. Three years ago, Alan gave insight into the history and joys of working at Stourhead Gardens. The regular BBC Radio...

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Charity Box thefts warning

Charity boxes were stolen from businesses in Salisbury city centre, last week. CCTV has helped provide police with evidence of possible suspects. The city’s BID says it is work closely with Salisbury CityWatch, police and businesses to gather evidence and advise how...

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Half term capers at arts venues

February half term theatre and creative workshops are at Salisbury Playhouse and Salisbury Arts Centre next week. Theatre performances include The Pixie’s Scarf on Monday, February 18; Lily and the Albatross on Tuesday, February 19, both in The Salberg at Salisbury...

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Pothole pot tops £1 billion

Potholes come and go or remain, but now - Groundhog Day –the Asphalt Industry Alliance’s (AIA) Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) surveys show that, during the past decade, cash-strapped local authorities have spent more than £1 billion on just filling in...

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MP wants better college funding deal

Chancellor Philip Hammond is being urged to fund a better deal for Further Education colleges like Wiltshire College. South West Wilts MP Andrew Murrison joined 164 MPs to lobby the chancellor. “Over the past decade, school and university spending has been protected...

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Famous musicians tragic death

Father of two David Coram, 42, from Salisbury, was found hanging at a farm in Downton, Wiltshire, where he had a workshop, seven miles from his home. The locally-famous musician and organ builder who was director of music at a well-known London church is suspected to...

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Putting views forward on green area

Warminster Town Councillors are asking for views on the use of the putting green area in the Lake Pleasure Grounds. At a meeting of the Devolved Services and Assets Committee, councillors unanimously agree that the council would review the future of the putting green...

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Friends charity gives almost £40k

Wiltshire Air Ambulance received a cheque worth £20,583.73 and Bobby Van Trust £18,200 at the WAA airbase in Semington February 12. Emily Tulloch and her small team organised a massive fundraising venture at the Hillbrush Company in Mere at the end of last year for...

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High Streets funding bid to help businesses

The government’s £675 million Future High Streets fund could help to regenerate Salisbury's city centre. The fund is open for applications from towns and cities in England. It recognises the continuing importance of high streets as places where commerce and community...

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Fire service to cost more

Fire and Rescue Services for the year starting on April 1 will cost £74.87, an increase by 2.99%, or £2.17, on last year. Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority Chief Fire Officer Ben Ansell said: “We lobbied for the freedoms and flexibilities to increase...

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Propane gas cylinder

BP 10kg Propane gas cylinder 3/4 full includes regulator £20 tel 01722 742247

Leather bed settee

Brown leather bed settee spring base makes 4 foot bed £100 tel 01722 742247

JL table chairs and bar stools

John Lewis cafe style table black granite top, chrome pedestal, two chairs and two matching bar stools. £100. Tel 01722 742247

ALTO SAXOPHONE

JP141 BLUES with case and stand. Two instruments available. £175 each, o.n.o Telephone: 01747 840473 evenings.

VINYL RECORDS WANTED

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New wash basin

Wickes Belize semi recessed wash basin new unable to use £20 01722 742247

Propane gas cylinder

BP 10kg Propane gas cylinder 3/4 full includes regulator £20 tel 01722 742247

Leather bed settee

Brown leather bed settee spring base makes 4 foot bed £100 tel 01722 742247

JL table chairs and bar stools

John Lewis cafe style table black granite top, chrome pedestal, two chairs and two matching bar stools. £100. Tel 01722 742247

ALTO SAXOPHONE

JP141 BLUES with case and stand. Two instruments available. £175 each, o.n.o
Telephone: 01747 840473 evenings.

Jobs For You

Residential Support (Childcare) Worker

We are looking for Residential Support Workers to come and join our family at one of our homes in the heart of Salisbury, here you will assist the children/young person in understanding their own emotions and articulating their feelings, building a culture of mutual...

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Weekend Chef – Shaftesbury

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a reliable, creative and effective Weekend Chef in a local school. Working Term Saturdays and Sundays 08:00 - 20:00, we are looking for an individual who will be able to cover Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for up to 90...

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Weekend Chef – Shaftesbury

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a reliable, creative and effective Weekend Chef in a local school. Working Term Saturdays and Sundays 08:00 - 20:00, we are looking for an individual who will be able to cover Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for up to 90...

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Host Familes Needed

Would you like to earn extra money by hosting our international students? We are currently looking for hosts in Salisbury for our group students visiting all year round starting early in 2019. Our host families can be families with children at home, families where...

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In history: fire at the Cattle Market

On July 22, 1911, the Salisbury & Winchester Journal reported a fire in Station Road, Gillingham, which had occurred in the early hours of Sunday, July 16 at Messrs. Senior and Godwin’s Repository. The enclosed cattle ring in the centre of the market was burned to...

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Spinning gold from old stories

By Fanny Charles There’s no clutching at straws in Bumblefly’s 2018 Christmas show for children. The three-strong company spins pure gold (as well as puns) from the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, which opened at Greyfriars at Ringwood and will be touring, Dorset, Wiltshire...

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What Katie did in Mere

Mere Amateur Dramatic Society (MADS) presented Katie's Party from Thursday, November 22 until Saturday 24. The poignant village tale by local author Adrienne Howell linked two World Wars. Katie, whose son in law has a Bentley, turns up at a local country pub for her...

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Service to the community awarded

Muzib Rahman, owner and manager of Agra, the Indian restaurant in Warminster, was awarded the 2018 Civic Award on Saturday, October 20, for his services to Warminster community. He took over the restaurant on East Street in 1984, he has raised thousands of pounds for...

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Breakfast with Giant Peach

By Katrina ffiske What better way to get the creative and business brain cells going than attending one of Giant Peach's Higher Growth Collective breakfasts? At Bird and Carter, Wilton a group of diverse companies gathered over bacon sandwiches, croissant and coffee....

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Snowdrops show signs of Spring

The snowdrop is the first flower of the year to show its nice white blooms. Often the snowdrop blossoming is a sign that Winter is transforming to Springtime. Therefore the snowdrop symbolizes hope, the hope that this Winter will finish too, that new warmth will enter...

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An absolute beauty

By Fanny Charles Salisbury has had an awful year, no question – you don’t need reminding. What you DO need is a dose of unabashed, gloriously colourful, warm-hearted, hilarious, touching and just plain wonderful pantomime. Oh yes, you do! Believe me! When Salisbury...

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